For a particularly intense flavor, the rule is: the fresher the spices and the grinding, the richer and more differentiated the flavor. It is therefore recommended to always grind salt and pepper fresh if possible.
The decisive factor in a salt and pepper mill is the grinder. Disposable mills sold with spices in supermarkets usually have a plastic grinder. However, this is not an alternative to long-lasting high-quality grinders made of ceramic or steel.
Grinding mills made of ceramic have the great advantage that they are almost wear-free and therefore extremely durable . However, be careful not to use them with steam, as the grinder can stick together and also form an unsightly salt rim. Also, use without grist should be avoided , as the teeth of the grinder are more susceptible to breakage than those of a steel grinder. However, the same ceramic grinder can be used for both salt and pepper .
Grinders made of steel are usually just as durable and robust while being slightly less expensive , whereas the price depends mainly on the alloy. They should also not be used with steam , as the grinder can stick and rust in the worst case. Unless it is a special salt mill , a steel grinder is not suitable for grinding salt. Because salt is much harder than pepper, which is why here is an additional increased risk of corrosion . So when buying a set, note that there are different grinders for salt and pepper.
"The degree of grinding can be adjusted on most spice mills. Finely ground spices are preferred for a homogeneous mixture, such as in soups and sauces. Coarsely ground spices, on the other hand, add texture to meat dishes and salads." - Viktoria, interior design expert
The alternative to spice mills are Salt & pepper shakers , in which you fill already ground spices directly. If you not only prefer fresh pepper and freshly ground salt, but generally like to make your own spice and herb mixtures, it's best to reach for mortars and herb cutters .
The materials used for the housing of a salt and pepper mill are usually a mix. The main focus is on the favored feel and color choice of the surface, and spice mills can be found made of these materials or combinations:
Compared to the other models, spice mills made of glass have the advantage that you can see the amount present and there is no idle use, which is very damaging to a ceramic grinder. With the diverse design selection of Connox, there is a suitable model for every interior style.
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